Why have my apple TV's got numbers after their names?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sim667, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    My bedroom apple tv is up to 193 and my sitting room is up to 4
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Did you give them unique names?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah

    Living room = Living room TV
    Bedroom = Bedroom TV

    But then they have numbers when I look at the name on ariplay, those numbers increase everytime I look.

    its like they're adding themselves onto the network, but theres still a trace of them previously on there so they stick a number on the end.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Restore it to latest OS. Sounds to me like software issue.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, Ill give it a bash
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like your router is reissuing an ip to them and not removing the old ip from the dhcp list
     
  7. macrumors member

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    i believe you just have atv3's correct? and are they hardwired? ive had the same issue when i allowed my atv3 to sleep. I removed sleeping and not only does it not keep adding numbers to its name but it instantly connects to homesharing now via wireless.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    adding a DHCP reservation in your router should clear this up also.
     

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